$51,504
Avg. Salary
$17.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,467

Bonus

$3,166

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
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The average pay for a Legal Secretary with Microsoft Office skills is $17.93 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Secretary with Microsoft Office skills is $51,504 per year.

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MEDIAN $51,504
$32,276 - $76,902
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$0$76K
Salary $32,276 - $76,902
Bonus $487 - $4,845
Profit Sharing $817 - $7,732
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,210 - $76,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 757
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $31.99
Overtime $22.80 - $62.13
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $487 - $4,845
Profit Sharing $817 - $7,732
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,210 - $76,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 457

Job Description for Legal Secretary

Legal secretaries work primarily for lawyers’ offices and courts to perform secretarial duties and provide legal support services to attorneys. They must file materials, such as motions, briefs, memorandums, pleadings, etc. at various court systems in a timely manner, as well as maintain appointments and remind lawyers to see clients. They may need to interview clients, either on the phone or in-person prior to referring them to their lawyers. They are generally tasked with typing and editing pleadings, briefs, technical papers, letters to various parties, and memos, among other documents, and must ensure that all legal documents are free of grammatical errors and typos. They may also accompany lawyers to courts to assist in hearings.

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Legal Secretary Tasks
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers; summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.
  • Review legal publications and perform database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
  • Attend legal meetings; client interviews, hearings or depositions and take notes.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents and case files.

Legal Secretary Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Legal Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 272 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Legal Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 283 salaries. A Legal Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 274 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,447

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Key Stats for Legal Secretary

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Legal Secretary Salaries

▲30%

▲9%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 29%